“Safe areas” have yet to be established outside abortion facilities

Application processes to implement “safe areas” are still under development according to the Ministry of Health.  As such, not one exclusion zone has been established around New Zealand abortion facilities since the passing of the law in March. According to…

First trimester abortion provision expands in the South

First trimester abortion has become available on the West Coast of New Zealand, putting pre-born children and their mothers in the region at greater risk of harm than previously. In a recent press release, the West Coast District Health Board…

Dangerous new abortion ‘telehealth’ service launched

Associate Minister of Health, Ayesha Verrall has launched a new abortion “telehealth” service that will expand access to abortion, putting pregnant mothers and their pre-born children in danger. The new project, named Decide, is a joint venture between the Ministry…

Safe Area Bill passes second reading

The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill has been read for the second time in Parliament during an extended sitting. The Bill passed 108 for and 12 against.The following parliamentarians voted against the Bill.  They should be congratulated…

Pending “safe area” legislation for abortion facilities won’t put a stop to peaceful prayer vigils

Amendments to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill have further clarified the type of behaviours that would be prohibited outside abortion facilities that have an approved exclusion zone.  Prayer is not one of them. Attempts have been…